David Platt – God in the life of a pastor

Pastor David Platt, of Brook Hills Church:

1 Corinthians 1:18

Christ the Wisdom and Power of God

18 For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. 19 For it is written,

“I will destroy the wisdom of the wise,
and the discernment of the discerning I will thwart.”

20  Where is the one who is wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? 21 For since, in the wisdom of God, the world did not know God through wisdom, it pleased God through the folly of what we preach to save those who believe. 22 For Jews demand signs and Greeks seek wisdom, 23 but we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles, 24 but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. 25 For the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

26 For consider your calling, brothers: not many of you were wise according to worldly standards, not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth. 27 But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong; 28 God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, tobring to nothing things that are, 29 so that no human being might boast in the presence of God. 30 And because of him you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God,righteousness and sanctification and redemption, 31 so that, as it is written, “Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.”

Why the cross is at the center-

  1. Because the cross represents God’s predetermined affection for you.
  2. Because the cross demonstrates God’s past substitution for you.
  3. Because the cross makes clear God’s daily execution of you. The cross is not just a place of death for Christ, but also for the Christian (Galatians 2:20… to be crucified with Christ).
  4. Because the cross ensures God’s ultimate glorification of Himself.

First Baptist Church of Jacksonville Pastors Conference 2012.

David Platt PC 2012 from FBCJax on Vimeo.

7 comentarii (+add yours?)

  1. The Master's Slave
    aug. 19, 2012 @ 10:44:53

    Reblogged this on The Master's Slave.

  2. gabi bogdan
    aug. 21, 2012 @ 01:54:35

    that is some mighty preaching… when the baptist are clapping and amen-ing like a bunch of charismatics… it has to be
    The image with the Mac truck i heard it four years ago in a Paul Washer sermon…
    excellent sermon

    • rodi
      aug. 21, 2012 @ 10:35:56

      Ecellent sermon, indeed. Se vede o trezire in generatia noastra si nu vine de unde suntem obisnuiti sa o vedem. Ce are la baza? Incredintarea ca toata Biblia este adevarata. Asta au in comun cei care predica cu tarie Cuvantul. David Platt cu siguranta este unul dintre liderii spirituali principali din vremea noastra.

    • ChrisPrunean
      aug. 22, 2012 @ 01:45:03

      Hmm… He missed his plane… God predestined him to miss his plane… But, Delta was responsible! Good one!

      Great sermon though.

      • rodi
        aug. 22, 2012 @ 10:05:25

        Yes, it was a good one, thank God for this man who is preaching gospel centeredness in our generation, when many others are not.

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